Best private schools uk

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Top private schools in the UK

Compare private schools performance.

National ranking / school / last year’s ranking

1St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith (1)
2Guildford High School (5)
3St Paul’s School, Barnes (2)
4North London Collegiate School, Edgware (10)
5City of London School for Girls, Barbican (14)
6Tonbridge School (8)
7=King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon (3)
7=. Magdalen College School, Oxford (19)
9Westminster School (7)
10King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham (15)
11Brighton College (9)
12Godolphin and Latymer (4)
13Cardiff Sixth Form College (16=)
14Highgate School (21)
15City of London School (11=)
16James Allen’s Girls’ School (48)
17. Wycombe Abbey (11=)
17Queen Ethelburga’s College (53)
18Latymer Upper School (25)
19Withington Girls’ School (28=)
20Sevenoaks School (6)


How do I interpret private school league tables?

These private school league table rankings are based on the national GCSE and A-Level exams. Non-exam based criteria may are also used to determine the rankings.

So, you need to conduct your own analysis to determine which private school best suits your child’s specific needs.


Ofsted Reports for private schools

Check the latest Ofsted report too. Each Ofsted report is an analysis of that school’s teachers’ professional competence  Plus, whether Ofsted’s performance standards have been met across the school. There are three possible outcomes: under-achieving; achieving; or outstanding.


How to get my child into a top local private school?

Getting your child into the best north-eastern school for them is all about:

  • Researching which are the highest rated private schools in your local area.
  • Planning private education alternatives in advance – since there is of course no guarantee of your first choice private school working out.

  • Realistically assessing your current financial situation.


When are my private school’s open days?

So now you need to visit each of your chosen private schools. Which has the right ethos for your child.

Primarily though, which of the best private schools are nearby.


Which are THE BEST Private Schools near me?


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